Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Happy St. Pat's Day!

What's that all about?  Never had anything to do with this particular saint, and knew nothing about him so had a look at Wikepedia and wasn't enlightened much either. I particularly wanted to know how he became synonymous with the shamrock and good luck but the only connection to either is that he was the patron saint of Ireland.  Now once I have a question - I need an answer so if any of you wonderful blogging buddies know more please do tell!!  

Anyway on to the Tuesday Taggers Challenge which our lovely Teri set for us this week. Really struggled here - no shamrock stamps, no clover, no pictures of saints, no leprechauns - HELP!!

Then inspiration struck in the form of Scrapbookflair and I downloaded a St. Pats digi scrapbook kit and hastily put this together

A great kit isn't it? Even the sentiment was there thank goodness.  My teamie Avril has made a card and put a lottery ticket in it and I thought this was a great way to celebrate St. Patricks day so I think I'll do the same. 

I've got a lot on this week - a BIG secret but if I've got time I think I'll make a few of these lottery cards and give them to my family. Why don't you have a go and enter Tuesday Taggers Challenge while you're at it!

Hope to see you there
x Michelle


craftimamma said...

Clever idea Michelle and a lovely card as a result.

Lesley Xx

Clarky J said...

Ha Ha my friend you cant keep your 50th a secret forever you know LOL!
As always you come up double trumps - I just love this and the sentiment wow! happy Birthday my crafty Buddy for tomorrow and hope to see you Friday for a slap up Nosh with your other crafty buds and me xx Loves ya x Janet

lisa said...

Great thinking, Michelle. The kit has certainly made a gorgeous card.


Zoechaos said...

So your secret is out! (Thanks Janet) you really are a spring chicken, LOL Cannot tell you why St. Patrick is associated with Leprechaun's etc it could just be the whole Irish Celtic thing and an easy cross over for us crafters! Nether the less your card is fabulous.

Anonymous said...

Fab card Michelle...I just love that sentiment, and what a great kit!!!

ps...Happy Birthday for tommorrow...


Lynne K said...

It's a great card, Michelle, beautifully put together. Love that quote too. One odd thing I know about St. Pat - though he is the patron saint of Ireland, he was actually born in Scotland! (At Kilpatrick, near Dumbarton.)Your birthday tomorrow? Hope you have a wonderful day! x

Yvonne said...

Oh how sweet is that quote? Love this so much ... and a little birdie told me ( not telling, but she has a lovely pic of you on her blog,lol) that you are the big 50.. congratulations hun and a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY have a fab 50th xx

Virginia said...

Happy Birthday to you Happy Birthday to you Happy Birthday Michelle!!!!!!!!! Happy Birthday to you!

Loving your St Patrick's day card - there was a QI on recently that covered some of your questions - I know he didn't come from Ireland but the rest of the trivia escape me!

Hope you have a great day


Fiona said...

Super card Michelle.
Gather it is your birthday today by all the comments above.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, a very special one too.
I hear you might be coming down south in June ???
Hope so.

Fiona x

Debbie Dolphin said...

Big Happy Birthday wishes Michelle.Have a fab day
love debbie xxxx

Jude said...

Happy 50th Michelle! My little boy Harry is 4 today so much excitement here this morning! Have a great day...xxx

Viv's Visuals said...

Welcome to the world of 'fifty somethings'!!!! Have a lovely day.... x

Gez said...

Many Happy Returns Michelle. ♥♥♥

Congratulations on your very special birthday. :) I hope the sun is shining & you have a lovely day. :)

Your card is beautiful as always. Thank You for being a wonderful inspiration.xx

Sandra Hall said...

Happy Happy Birthday! Loving your card, very irish looking with the colour, the shamrock and all!

Horners Corner said...

Happy Birthday!!!!

PatR said...

Fabulous as always Michelle and HAPPY BIRTHDAY hope you are having a great day.

Love, Pat xx

The Stamp Man said...

Happy Birthday Michelle! I hope you are having a lovely day

Jill x